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Abbasid Caliphate. From the second half of the sixth century up to the first third of the seventh century Byzantium opposed the Sassanid Empire, the other major power at the time, in continuous battle. The Byzantine and Sassanid armadas, exhausted, found themselves unable to pose any resistance to the assaults launched by the Arab Muslims, after which, in the second half of the seventh century, Islam was founded in Arabia.

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The Abbasid Caliphate was the third of the Islamic caliphates. It was ruled by the Abbasid dynasty of caliphs, who built their capital in Baghdad after overthrowing the Umayyad caliphate from all but the al-Andalus region. Approx 6th - 8th century. AD

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Abbasid Caliphate were golden coins originated from Central Asia from the 9th century. The coins had writing indicating what each coin had meant on them.

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Harun al-Rashid: Abbasid Caliph during the Golden Age of Islam; during his reign, Baghdad was the greatest city in the world

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ISLAMIC, Abbasid Caliphate, AV Gold Dinar, Madinat al-Salam; 157 AH

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"Studies on the civilisational importance of Silk Roads and silk production in Iraq - During the Abbasid Caliphate which stretched to the borders of China, its capital Baghdad was a meeting point of the land and sea Silk Routes as well as an important trading centre. Several cities in Iraq became famous for the silk they produced and sold. Thus, for instance, Attabi silk textile from the region of Attabiya... and embroidered silk from Mosul was exported to various countries in Asia and…